BOREALIS by Dan Acher

Experience the magic of the Northern Lights right here in Perth at Forrest Place
from 24 – 30 June.

BOREALIS takes the Northern Lights phenomenon to cities the world over, bringing people together and transforming public space.

After travelling to Switzerland, Japan and the UK, BOREALIS is here to light up the Perth night skies. Dan Acher’s creation is as much a work of art as it is a technological performance.

High power laser beams travel through particle clouds to create the illusion. Variations in movement, colour, and density, together with changing weather conditions, give infinite variations. A unique aurora is created each time.

This is a free family friendly event. To avoid trying to find a park close by we recommend catching public transport to Perth’s CBD. For bus and train timetables please visit

Borealis is proudly supported by Forrest Chase.

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Artist Impression

Forrest Place

Forrest Place is managed and owned by The City of Perth. Should you wish to host a public event at Forrest Place, please call the events booking line on 08 9461 3368 for more information.

Forrest Place is one of the largest individual land holdings and most significant public squares in the Perth CBD. It has been the location for many key events throughout Western Australia’s history.

Forrest Place was redeveloped in 2014, cementing its position as Perth’s primary civic square. Forrest Place is fronted on the west side by magnificent heritage buildings of significant scale and to the north, Perth Train Station, which is also a heritage frontage. These buildings provide a window into Perth’s history and a wonderful backdrop for the public space between.

Purpose built lounges and al fresco public spaces provide an area in which to sit and relax creating a destination for city workers and visitors alike.  There is a large event program in the space including Christmas festivities, school holiday programs, Twilight Hawkers Market and a number of external events, all of which draw thousands of people to Perth’s CBD.

Forrest Place is home to several permanent installations including Grow Your Own (2011) by James Angus and Water Labyrinth (2012), the first permanent water sculpture by international artist Jeppe Hein.

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